6 Ideas For Painting Your Ceiling In Coppell, TX
In the world of home decorating and re-decorating in the world of painting, there is one area that is frequently ignored and that is one that everyone has in every room of their home — the ceiling.
Look up — there it is — and even though it's a significant part of our homes, people tend to not even think about when the last time their ceiling was painted.
When it is time to paint it, there are ways we can make the process smoother and less of a lengthy and unpleasant chore.
That being the case, here
are six ideas for painting your ceiling in Coppell, TX.
1. Remove All Furniture From The Room (Or As Much As Possible)
Though furniture is a good thing to have in any given
room, it can be an impediment to paint the ceiling, because it can get in the way while you are painting and it's just something that you have to consider when trying to avoid getting paint places where you don't want it to be.
The best practice would be to entirely remove all the furniture from the room so it doesn't get in the way and there's no possibility that the furniture will get paint splattered across it somehow — your vintage record player that you got from your grandfather need not worry about getting ruined.
If there is furniture that you're absolutely not able to move, do your best to get it to the center of the room and cover it with a heavy drop cloth — more on heavy drop cloths soon.
2. Use A Ladder To Paint The Ceiling If You Don't Have A Telescoping Paint Roller
There are two schools of thought for painting the ceiling if you don't have any telescoping paint roller — the kind that has a handle that stretches out to accommodate the height of your ceiling.
One is that you can build a nice set of scaffolding and have a good sturdy surface from which you'll be able to reach your ceiling.
The other is that you should stick with using a ladder and only go as high as the next-to-last rung for the sake of safety.
We advise the latter — the ladder, that is — because it is actually a lot more difficult to get a good scaffolding going in your home than you might think, and a well built ladder is just as safe and far more portable.
3. Make Sure Your Telescoping Paint Roller Is The Right Size
Telescoping paint rollers are fantastic for painting your ceiling, but if you don't get one that is the right size for your ceiling, you will have more problems than you might realize.
If it is too short, you won't be able to reach the ceiling and you'll have wasted your money getting a longer roller.
If your roller is far too long and you therefore have to keep more of the telescoping part inside the handle, it will be heavy in the base (the part you hold) and therefore it will be more difficult to paint.
Make sure that the handle of your telescoping paint roller is the length for your ceiling and your painting job will go much better.
4. Dedicate The Right Amount Of Time To The Project (It's Not A Side Project!)
The painting of a ceiling is not something that you can do in a couple of hours — it's a whole project and should be treated that way.
Painting your ceiling is something for which you should allot at least a full day if not a full weekend — this isn't the thing where you can paint the walls and hey, since you have your paint out you may as well get the ceiling going as well — reconsider if this is your planned mindset.
5. Use Heavy Drop Cloths To Protect Your Floor
The floor is your friend and you want to treat it with respect in all things, especially in keeping it neat and clean.
There are many ways to cover the floor, but by far the superior way to do it is a heavy drop cloth.
It might come across as a more costly investment up front but it is well worth it as the cheaper drop cloths are easy to move around while you are painting and all that ends up happening is that you get paint on the ground, which is what you were trying to avoid in the first place!
6. You Can Paint The Ceiling A Color Other Than White!
People think when they paint their ceiling, it has to be white, but this is not the case at all!
Your ceiling is just as much of a reflection of who you are as any other wall in your home, and it absolutely does not have to be white — make it pink or turquoise if that's your kind of preference.
Any color will work for the ceiling so long as it works for you.
Need some advice on a project? Illuminate Painting can help you with your painting needs. Schedule an estimate or call us at (325) 305-6005.